Bracing for a Heavy Storm Near Frankfurt: Official DWD Alert

The announcement from the German Weather Service highlights an alert regarding an impending storm within the area. Tuesday morning might bring inconvenience to Frankfurt and surrounding areas.

Frankfurt – Certain parts of the Rhine-Main region are experiencing discomfort. At least that’s what can be understood from the current weather advisory by the German Weather Service (DWD). According to this, there’s a possibility of a storm hitting the area on Saturday (August 12). Under uncertain circumstances, this might result in roads getting submerged or water infiltrating into basements.

Bracing for a Heavy Storm Near Frankfurt: Official DWD Alert

Specialists categorize the particular storm into four levels:

Level 1 Warning: Storm

Level 2 Warning: Heavy Storm

Level 3 Warning: Severe Storm

Level 4 Warning: Very Severe Storm

The uniqueness of a lightning storm – no surprise here – comes from electrical conductivity, meaning electricity and related crackling. Even gusts of wind can be expected. On level 2, there are instances of occasional strong gusts of wind, heavy rainfall, or hailstorms.

The peculiarity of a “heavy storm” involves gusts of wind akin to a storm, potentially accompanied by whirlwinds, heavy rainfall, and the danger of hailstorms. Level 4 is even more extreme. Here, with the “extremely heavy” storm, there could be heavy rainfall or “excessive” wind along with heavy rain.

The level 2 weather warning currently applies to some parts of the Rhine-Main region. Generally, with regards to storms, DWD issues the warning: “Lightning poses a danger to life!

Storm in the Rhine-Main Region: Which Districts are Affected?

Bracing for a Heavy Storm Near Frankfurt: Official DWD Alert

The current weather advisory includes the following districts for some parts of the Rhine-Main region:

  • Frankfurt city
  • Main-Taunus district
  • Hochtaunus district
  • Offenbach city
  • Offenbach district
  • Wetterau district

DWD states that “wind gusts of 65 km/h to 85 km/h are prevailing, and heavy rainfall of around 20 liters per square meter per hour along with small hail is occurring.”

Bracing for a Heavy Storm Near Frankfurt: Official DWD Alert

The current weather warning for certain parts of the Rhine-Main region is valid until 2 p.m. However, Offenbach’s specialists can adjust it at any time – in uncertain situations, it can also be increased. Additionally, DWD issued continuous rain warnings for Hesse on Tuesday. Flooding can occur in central and southern Hesse.

Established in 1952, DWD is the meteorological service for the Federal Republic of Germany. Among other things, they provide weather-related security for aviation and maritime shipping and issue warnings for weather-related incidents that “could be dangerous for public safety and order.” This is also the case for certain parts of the Rhine-Main region.

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